Sunday, October 26, 2008

The DaVinci Shawl

At the beginning of October Kalinumba (Anja of Germany, who also designed the last shawl I made) ran a KAL in which participants had to solve riddles to get into the files with the pattern parts for the shawl. It was a lot of fun but really hard (the riddles, not the pattern). I worked with people from all over the world for 2 days figuring out the clues. I finally just finished the shawl yesterday. It was supposed to be done in lace weight yarn but I had some beautiful fingering weight that I wanted made into a shawl or stole so that's what I used. The pattern was very versitile so I was able to not do all the rows and still hav e a pretty design within a reasonable size.
As we begin................

When all is knit and ready to block into shape, the livingroom sofa seems the best place.

To see the patterns I hung it from the drapes and pinned it at the top to the sheers. It doesn't really have those 2 pointy things on the top edge. The little things on the bow window sill are part of my bell collection with assorted dust bunnies.